Imagine if you could help women in your local community in tangible, meaningful ways, plus quickly secure rental agreements for your clients?
THE INDISPUTABLE NEED FOR CHANGE
Domestic and family violence (DFV) is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children in Australia, with many women choosing to remain in unsafe living situations due to a lack of suitable housing.
The pandemic has presented increased housing pressures for our community – many people are in unsafe situations, experiencing housing stress and fearful for the future. This is especially true for women and their children who are more vulnerable to DFV as a result of the pandemic, isolated at home with perpetrators and at increased risk of exposure to violence and abuse.
The pandemic has also exacerbated the limited supply of rental properties, with currently very low vacancy rates across Queensland, meaning it is a competitive leasing landscape where sole women and sole parent families can be put at a disadvantage.
We know that safe housing is critical in helping those whose lives have been disrupted by violence and abuse on the road to recovery.
While there is a clear need for more short-term crisis accommodation and social housing, there is also the opportunity to house vulnerable women in for medium to long term tenancies in under-utilised ‘housing stock’ – private rentals. Private rentals are not utilised at scale in response to demand created by domestic violence and homelessness, but we know a prioritisation system could significantly help.
INTRODUCING THE PRIORITY PROJECT
The Priority Project (TPP) is a proposed solution to help women and their children experiencing DFV secure housing and avoid homelessness.
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